• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Social Studies
  • Topic: Transportation
  • Content: Definition and importance of transportation, ancient and modern means of transportation.

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define transportation.
  • List two importance of transportation.
  • Identify two examples of ancient means of transportation.
  • Identify two examples of modern means of transportation.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Recognize the importance of teamwork in transportation.
  • Develop an appreciation for the role of transportation in society.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate understanding through class discussions and drawings.
  • Social Domain:
  • Engage in collaborative group activities related to transportation.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of ancient and modern transportation
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Drawing materials
  • Textbooks

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding transportation is crucial for appreciating its impact on society, fostering teamwork, and recognizing the evolution of transportation over time.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of the concept of movement and basic social activities.


Content Development: Transportation

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion about what pupils know about transportation.Respond to questions and share their ideas.Understand what transportation means.
Definition and Importance of Transportation10 minsExplanationStorytellingShare a short story illustrating the importance of transportation.Listen to the story and discuss its relevance.Understand the meaning and importance of transportation.
Ancient Means of Transportation 5 minsExplanation Visual AidsShow pictures of ancient means of transportation (e.g., carts, boats).Observe and discuss ancient transportation methods.Identify examples of ancient transportation.
Modern Means of Transportation 5 minsExplanation Visual AidsDisplay pictures of modern means of transportation (e.g., cars, airplanes).Observe and discuss modern transportation methods.Identify examples of modern transportation.
Teamwork in Transportation 5 minsGroup ActivityGroup DiscussionDivide pupils into groups and discuss how teamwork is essential in transportation.Engage in group discussions on the role of teamwork in transportation.Recognize the importance of teamwork in transportation.
Note taking 5 minsWriting WrittenSummarize key points on the board for pupils to copy.Copy important information into their notebooks.Retain information about transportation.
Evaluation3 minsQuestion and AnswerOral QuestioningAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Answer questions orally.Assess pupils’ comprehension of the topic.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReviewSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of transportation.Share one thing they’ve learned.Reinforce the significance of transportation.

Classroom Note:


Transportation is the movement of people, animals, or goods from one place to another.

Importance of Transportation:

  1. It helps people and goods move from one place to another quickly.
  2. It connects different places and allows for the exchange of goods and ideas.
  3. Transportation helps people access services such as healthcare and education.
  4. It supports economic activities by facilitating trade and commerce.
  5. Transportation contributes to the development of a country’s infrastructure.

Examples of Ancient Means Of Transportation:

  1. Carts pulled by animals.
  2. Boats powered by oars.
  3. Horse-drawn carriages.
  4. Walking.

Examples of Modern Means Of Transportation:

  1. Cars and automobiles.
  2. Trains and railways.
  3. Airplanes.
  4. Bicycles.
  5. Ships


  1. What is transportation?
  2. Why is teamwork important in transportation?
  3. Draw your favorite means of transportation.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 10, 2024